Brighton vs Burnley
3:00pm Saturday 14th September
Brighton director Graham Potter a Premier League home win as Burnley got a 1-1 draw in the Amex Stadium was denied by jeff Hendrick’s stoppage-time strike.
Neal Maupay looked to have secured three points for the Seagulls later he volleyed the hosts in front (51) to his 100th appearance in English soccer.
However, Hendrick strike in the very first minute of injury time secured an unlikely point to refuse Brighton a first home league success as March.
The outcome leaves Potter’s side in place after an eighth house league match without a win while Burnley stay 12th with the two teams secured without a win in five matches and on five things.
Burnley, who secured back wins over their opponents this past year, left the brighter start and were unfortunate not to take the lead on 15 minutes after Shane Duffy’s scuffed clearance out of Dwight McNeil’s cross deflected off Adam Webster and looped only on his own crossbar.
The visitors came after again before his hauled shot just overlooked the Ashley Barnes at the far post as Jack Cork chested James Tarkowski’s header down out of a McNeil set piece.
But the hosts climbed into the competition and created opportunities of their own. Ahead of the England goalkeeper failed to keep out Glenn Murray’s curly shot at the stroke of half-time after a disguised Pascal Gross pass solly March tested Nick Pope at his near post.
Potter clearly advised his players to continue in precisely exactly the identical vein after the restart as inside half an hour, the hosts were ahead. Matt Lowton had gone close to clipping the ball after being discharged down the left by Gross when Maupay analyzed Pope in his post.
Burnley’s reprieve was fraught as another strike, the cross from the left of March was after he had gained a yard of space hooked by Maupay beyond Pope.
Davy Propper came close to the home side’s lead when his header in Murray’s crossover flashed within the bar, until Chris Wood wasn’t able to direct Ashley Westwood’s wayward volley on goal in a rare sight of Brighton’s target for the visitors.
It appeared like the hosts had done enough to secure a first home win since beating Huddersfield 1-0 on March 2, but dramatically changed as the game.
Hendrick had played just four minutes of Premier League football this term prior to his debut but in his trip look , he showed no signs of rust as he latched onto Matej Vydra Burnley degree.
Graham Potter:”We would’ve enjoyed the three points and apart from the initial 25 minutes when Burnley were the better team, we changed things around and from there I believed we were the most likely team to win. They scored from their only shot and occasionally that happens.
“We put a lot into the sport, and we’re disappointed to develop a point but regarding the performance it had been very promising. We needed to score the goal, and in the Premier League there’s always standard. That is the reality of this.
“Burnley are constantly in the match with the usage of the centre forwards and the way they defend so deep, it’s not simple to create opportunities but I thought we did that. Nevertheless, it is a sore you to concede so late.”
Sean Dyche:”This was a fantastic finish to a challenging performance. We had been the better side and were good. We weren’t clinical, and we asked enough questions although opportunities were created by us. They shifted to a format that was more familiar to last season, along with also the game levelled out to half-time.
“In the second half, we didn’t get going in all and they had been the better side. They moved in front but again the impression in our group was on show. The modifications we made affected the game.
“I really don’t need to be too critical on the players for the next half as it had been the first dip we have had in performance this season, therefore we come away with a good stage in the sense that we weren’t at our best.”
Gross was left from Potter’s beginning line-up in the past two Premier League games, but as the chief creative spark of Brighton , responsibilities were supposed by the German once again in Leandro Trossard’s lack.
Gross produced a performance full of guile and power. It was his pass that almost led just before the break and replacement Aaron Connolly had the chance to secure the points on from a different piece of play from the Ingolstadt midfielder.
Brighton travel to face Newcastle next Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League (kick-off: 5.30pm). Burnley host Norwich on the same afternoon (kick-off: 3pm).